Good Monday morning to you! Britney Glaser here with a look at what's in store on today's Sunrise:
*Search and rescue teams are now focusing on the area between Singapore and Indonesia for the missing AirAsia plane. There are four countries aiding in the search, but Indonesia is already preparing for the worst, warning that they believe their best educated guess from the coordinates is that the plane is at the bottom of the Java Sea.
*Here at home, there are several new audits being released this morning. We'll bring you up to speed on the results from auditors who reviewed revenues for the city of Iowa's utility fund, DOTD highway planning/construction projects, and foster care reimbursements for the Office of Juvenile Justice.
*Gas prices in the Lake Area have dropped below $2.00/gallon at some stations. We are going live to one of the convenience stores this morning where prices continue to drop.
*This week on Sunrise, we will be unveiling some of the most talked about stories from the year on www.kplctv.com. Find out what story holds our number three spot today - and just a hint: it involves a local Wal-Mart and a self-created parking spot.
*Meteorologist Ben Terry tells us this morning is off to a drizzly and cool start and there's even cooler weather to come this week. Don't miss his pinpoint forecast.
Make it a Sunrise day!
High grass and weeds can be hiding places for pests like rodents and snakes, and they can breed mosquitoes. That's why Lake Charles resident Raymond LeDay wants to know why billion-dollar company Entergy doesn't cut its grass. The Southeast corner of Highway 171 and Fitzenreiter Road is a large tract of land. Much, if not most of it, is owned by Entergy.More >>
It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of.More >>
Residents all over Calcasieu Parish are starting to catch on to a group of people who collect money at busy intersections. It's all over Facebook: questions about a group of men wearing safety vests and collecting money. You can find them at the intersection of Prien Lake Road and Highway 14 in Lake Charles, Beglis Parkway and Highway 90 in Sulphur, and most notably, Highway 171 and 378 in Moss Bluff.More >>
Jayden Fontenot, a 10-year-old from Sulphur became a hero last Friday when his mother, Ashly Moreau went into labor with his baby brother at just 34 weeks.More >>
The City of Lake Charles Sesquicentennial Planning Committee has announced plans for its fall Sesquicentennial Celebration Kick-off to be held Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2017. On Friday, September 29, from 5-9 p.m., an exhibit opening will be held at 1911 Historic City Hall (1001 Ryan Street). The exhibit, titled 150 Years of Lake Charles, is a 16-panel, multimedia display that covers the storied history of Lake Charles from its early years through present day....More >>